Joe Rogan rants about news story that never existed and is mercilessly mocked for it
Turns out 'briefly' reading an article does not count as fact checking
Joe Rogan is the butt of the joke again after ranting about a story that never existed on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.
In an episode of the 54-year-old's controversial podcast uploaded on May 12, Rogan admitted to reading an article "briefly" before continuing to tear it apart in a short monologue.
The article related to a claim that Australia is “trying to pass a bill that would outlaw you growing your own food" - but unfortunately, it was fake news.
joe rogan having a normal one (watch until the end) pic.twitter.com/bs3CEYlpkX
— KnowNothing (@KnowNothingTV) May 17, 2022
After calling the non-existent people behind the so-called news “f***ing creeps”, Rogan suggested that the law could've been designed to weed out anti-vaxxers.
“They got a good grip on people during the pandemic. They locked everybody down in Australia and they thought ‘You know what? We’re going to stop these motherf***ers from growing their own food.' Cause that’s how you f***ing smoke out an anti-vaxxer," he argued.
Imitating the fake people, he said: “You can’t even go to a grocery store anymore and you can’t grow your own food – take that shot, bitch!”
Joe Rogan is among the dumbest fuckers in the world. I'm not saying we should cancel him, but son of a bitch, he's softening a lot of brains out there lol https://t.co/KUUF13tduX
— Billy ☭ (@BillyHasTweeted) May 17, 2022
However things got awkward later on as Rogan's guest, public speaker Bryan "Hotep Jesus" Sharpe, exclaimed ”nothing’s coming up" while looking for the story.
“That’s gotta be a real thing. It seems too good to not be," Rogan said, having the joined the search himself. “Yep, I can’t find it either. Dammit! Better not be fake. It might be fake.”
Mf really just be making shit up https://t.co/s6FiWezUA3
— 👨🏻💻 (@day_vidangel) May 17, 2022
Sharpe replied: “But even if it’s fake, the fake is usually the warning.”
The internet has naturally eaten the situation up, with many saying this is exactly what's wrong with Rogan's podcast.
Joe Rogan: I simply wish it was true it’s too good for my own rhetoric to not be true https://t.co/KNJofcROxe
— smiley face :) (@nocringeallowed) May 18, 2022
“It all makes sense now because a 5 second glance on Google is all the research Joe does before spouting off bs," one user wrote.
Journalist Zach D Roberts wrote: "He's citing a fake news story and wondering why he can't find more information. This is Joe Rogan the man that has a 100 million dollar contract from Spotify and whose fans tell me he's very smart and a great fact checker."
Never not hilarious to me that people look upon him as some modern day philosopher when he’s just a dumbass with a microphone. Love him mocking fake dumb people about a thing that’s not real and then those moments of silence where he realizes he is, in fact, the dumb person 😂 https://t.co/SBRhtjHsRa
— T.J. (@TheEverydayBite) May 17, 2022
To think, the whole situation could've been avoided with one simple Google search.
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